Helping Kids Learn How to Be Stress Hardy

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2008

Back-to-school time often increases stress for all concerned – kids, parents, families, teachers, administrators…. Now an increasing number of people are turning to yoga as a tool for stress management, as well as improving physical health and creating balance in their lives. In this recent article from the Portland (OR) edition of Natural Awakenings, Jim […]


CA BPA Ban Killed; NTP Finalizes BPA Report Urging “Some Concern”

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Last week, the California State Assembly voted down SB 1713, the bill that would have barred the use of BPA from children’s products. EWG press release: Sat Aug 30 09:16:18 2008 Pacific Time Shady Chemical Industry Campaign Kills California Ban on BPA in Baby Bottles SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 30 (AScribe Newswire) — Bowing to a […]


Mercury Toxicity Expert Boyd Haley on the Radio

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

University of Kentucky biochemist Boyd Haley, Ph.D., is one of the leading experts on the matter of mercury toxicity, and via his ALT Biosciences lab, a major contributor to our knowledge of dental biofilms, oral bacterial toxins, root canals and focal infections. You can read a bit about some of his current research in this […]


Relief vs. Healing: Getting to the Root Cause of Illness and Dysfunction

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2008

The word “acupuncture” can make a good number of people flinch as they think of needles piercing the skin – though, truly, one rarely feels more than the slightest pinch when the needles are placed by an experienced acupuncturist. This anxiety may become less of an issue, though, as some practitioners, such as this Oregon […]


A Knockout Record

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2008

Did you know that Muhammed Ali once made a record about dental hygiene?     Neither did we. Listen to the whole thing – with special guest appearances by Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Jayne Kennedy, Ossie Davis and play-by-play (yes, really) by Howard Cosell – here. (And if 30-some minutes of cavity fightin’ fun seems […]


No Evidence that Mercury Fillings Are a Health Hazard? Guess Again.

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Please. Dr. Weil. Stop. In June 2008, the FDA settled a lawsuit with some consumer groups by agreeing to warn the public about the potential health risks posed by mercury from amalgam fillings, even though no new evidence has emerged linking the amalgam fillings to health problems. While there is no question that mercury vapor […]


The Best Dentistry Is the Least Dentistry

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

While a good number of people dread dental work, most of us tend to think of it as no big deal – not when compared to non-dental surgical procedures. A lot of this is probably due to the fact that despite the increasing amount or research confirming the link between oral and systemic health, we […]


Quick Links: Stress Effects, Incense & Cancer, Cavity Detection, How Words Wound, & Global Benefits of Going Local

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Chronic Stress Alters Our Genetic Immune Response (Science Daily) In a very promising preliminary study, Miller and colleagues found that the pattern of gene expression differed between caregivers of family members with cancer relative to a matched group of individuals who did not have this type of life stress…. Gregory Miller, Ph.D., corresponding author, explains…that, […]


Follow-Up: California Assembly Reverses Course on PFOA Ban

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Via NewsInferno: The Associated Press is reporting that the California Assembly has reversed itself and approved a bill to limit the amount of the chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) that has been linked to cancer in food packaging. The measure—by Senator Ellen Corbett-Democrat-San Leandro—would permit no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of PFOA in […]



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